Upcoming Events

The Mineta Consortium for Transportation Mobility organizes or participates in several transportation-related events each year. These include national summits, regional forums, industry conferences, or special events and broadcasts. You can find leading transportation experts at all of these events, making them an excellent resource not only for professional and research insights, but also for networking.

Dates Events
August 22, 2018 Silicon Valley Bike Summit 2018  -  San José, CA

Join us at the 8th Annual Silicon Valley Bike Summit, our area’s largest gathering of active transportation leaders and organizers from government, law enforcement, non-profit, and the public.

The Bike Summit will discuss topics including: grassroots advocacy, engineering and planning, housing and transportation, bike share, Safe Routes to School and more! Keynote speaker, sessions and schedule will be finalized by mid-June.

Register here: Silicon Valley Bike Summit Registration

We will accepting nominations in the month of May for awards for the following categories. Voting on the finalists will be open in June. See previous Award winners here.

• Person of the Year – city, county, or other agency staff or volunteer whose efforts go above and beyond to ensure safe and comfortable bicycling
• Project of the Year – bike lane (buffered, green, or protected), bike bridge, bike boulevard, bike box, bike parking, etc.
• Program of the Year – education and encouragement programs or bike plans that shift the needle to get more people on bikes.

$35 admission includes a light breakfast and lunch, plus post event social hour. Scholarships are available for those to whom the cost of admission is prohibitive; please contact emma@bikesiliconvalley.org to apply.

Take an active mode – walk, bike, bus, take transit or carpool — to the Bike Summit and be entered into a biannual drawing for prizes, thanks to the San Mateo County Spare the Air Resource Team!

Become a Sponsor
If your company would like to be a part of this community event and receive some great exposure to Silicon Valley professionals, take a look at our Sponsorship and Benefits page.

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September 11, 2018 to September 13, 2018 National High Speed Rail Leadership Summit   -  San José, CA

About the Event

High Speed Rail is coming to Silicon Valley! Join business and politial leaders bringing high speed rail to America at the National High Speed Rail Leadership Summit!

California leads the nation in building state-of-the-art, 21st century transportation. Come celebrate the great leadership and vision moving America forward! Construction is underway on the first phase of the state-wide, 800-mile super advanced transportation system set to revolutionize mobility in America. Don't miss this exciting event!

Speakers

Gerry Brown,  Governor, California (invited)

Dan Richard, Chair, CA High Speed Rail Authority

Brian Kelly, CA High Speed Rail Authority

Rod Diridon, Chair Emeritus Mineta Transportation Institute

Ray LaHood, U.S. Department of Transportation (fmr.)

Norman Mineta, U.S. Department of Transportation (fmr.)

And many more! For a full list visit the summit's speaker page.

Agenda

Tuesday September 11, 2018
9:00am-5:30pm: Conference Program (presentations, discussions, networking breaks, etc.). Refreshements and networking lunch included.
6:30pm-8:30pm: Evening Networking Reception (location TBD)
 
Wednesday September 12, 2018: 
9:00am-5:30pm: Conference Program (presentations, discussions, networking breaks, etc.). Refreshements and networking lunch included.
 
Thursday September 13, 2018
9:00am-3:00pm: Transportation Tours

(more details to follow)

Location

70 West Hedding St. 
San Jose, CA 95112
 
 
October 15, 2018 Second Autonomous Vehicles and the City  -  San Francisco, CA

How will smart mobility impact our cities? What kind of policy do we need to ensure sustainability and resilience? 

On October 15, 2018 the University of San Francisco will host its' second annual symposium focusing on the many ways that technology and innovation is reshaping how we move through our cities.

LOCATION

University of San Francisco, Downtown Campus (Folger Building)
101 Howard St. San Francisco, CA 94105

The event brings together national leaders in business, policy and academia, to dialogue how we can innovate cities in the new mobility future focusing on economic growth, energy and the environment, land use and design, social justice, and management and participatory governance.

Sign up and join us today!

EXPERT PANEL DISCUSSIONS


  • energy transitions
  • participatory governance
  • finance
  • social justice
  • virtual / augmented reality

REPRESENTATIVE SPEAKERS

  • Giovanni Circella, 3 Revolutions
  • Ellie Casson, Waymo
  • Myra Madriz, Gehl Architects
  • Matt Mahan, Brigade
  • Ralph McLaughlin, VeritasUrbis
  • Becky Steckler, Urbanism Next
  • Jill North, City of San Jose
  • Ryan Popple, Proterra
  • Debs Schrimmer, Lyft
  • Tony Seba, Stanford Univ.

ORGANIZING COMMITTEE

  • William Riggs (Chair), School of Management, University of San Francisco
  • Giovanni Circella, 3 Revolutions
  • Michael Boswell, Cal Poly SLO
  • Asha Weinstein Agrawal, San Jose State
  • Andrea Broaddus, Bosch
  • Nico Larco, University of Oregon
  • Hilary Nixon, San Jose State University
  • Joshua Karlin-Resnick, Nelson Nygaard
  • Melissa Ruhl, Arup
  • Gerry Tierney, Perkins+Will 

TENTATIVE SCHEDULE

AM
0745-0815 Registration
0815-0900 Plenary Speaker

0900-1015 Session 1 – Economics, Energy & the Environment
1030-1145 Session 2 – Economics, Energy & the Environment
1145-1300 Session 3 – Labor, Real Estate & Social Justice
1300-1400 Lunch Speaker / Response Panel

PM
1400-1500 
Session 4 – Design
Session 5 – Management

1515-1630 
Policy Workshop 1 – Design
Policy Workshop 2 – Management

1630-1700 Report Out / Wrap Up

1700-1830 Reception

SPONSORSHIP

Sponsorships support the event along with the University of San Francisco mission to promote academically rigorous, socially responsible learning with a global perspective that educates leaders who fashion a more humane and just world.

The sponsorships – which are flexible and can be structured to meet the needs of your company’s giving guidelines – are available at the $5000, $3500, $2500, $1500 or $500 levels, and includes opportunities to host lunch / receptions and videography.

Please email for more information william.riggs@usfca.edu.

October 18, 2018 to October 19, 2018 PedsCount! 2018  -  San José, CA

This year at PedsCount!, we will foreground the complex relationships between walk-friendly environments, housing, and equity in our collective efforts to advance healthy, sustainable, and just communities. We’ll consider the past, present and future of housing and transportation in California. How did we get here? How can we build better interdisciplinary coalitions? And what role do technology and social justice have in the future of planning communities?  

Theme 1 – History of California Cities: planners and advocates make many assumptions in their understanding of the clockwork rules of creating inclusive, sustainable cities from scratch—however, we never start from scratch. Every generation inherits the conflicts, vulnerabilities, and resiliencies of the last. Without understanding that history—from colonialism to redlining, to suburbanization and urban renewal, what chance do we have to create processes and solutions that include the needs and voices of everyone?

Theme 2 – Here and Now: a scarcity model of advocacy that pits housing, mobility, and equity against one another is doomed to fail. With limited and often restricted resources, how can we prioritize building holistic movements that seek collective, aligned impact to advance a more just built environment? Is “NIMBY vs YIMBY” a useful lens for advancing equity in the built environment? How can advocates for walking & rolling, social justice, and sustainable development align our goals and strategies more effectively? Are there inherent conflicts to planning for short term stability and long term sustainability, and how should that conflict inform our approach?

Theme 3 – Future Proof: new and emerging technologies—from autonomous vehicles (AVs) to on-demand ride-hail services and electric-assist bikes and scooters—are changing the way we move and plan for movement at a breakneck pace and transforming neighborhoods in the process. Instead of asking whether technology is good or bad, let’s ask: what mobility challenges are we prioritizing and how can communities, cities, and innovators work towards a tech culture that puts health, safety, and inclusion first?